Monthly Archive: April 2012

E.L. Doctorow Tees Off

Celebrated author E.L. Doctorow offers a how-to guide to American “unexceptionalism.”

Photos Behind the GOP Primary, 2011

Photos from Brendan Hoffman of the Prime photo collective, from behind the scenes of 2011’s early days of the GOP primary.

Rodney King and the L.A. Riots, 20 Years Later

 Twenty years ago, on 29 April 1992, Los Angeles erupted in riots after the acquittal of the cops who beat up Rodney King. Read what King (and others) have to say about it now.

Tito Doing Stuff

Former Yugoslavian dictator Tito has a Tumblr! See sample photos here!

Did Bigfoot Get a New Agent?

 For a guy who’s never even been seen, Bigfoot sure has been getting a lot of press these last couple of years. Did he get a new agent?

Happy Birthday, President Buchanan, You Lame-O

 President James Buchanan was born 23 April 1791, the last U.S. president to be born in the 18th Century. Elected in 1856, he helped his country slide into the Civil War.

Packy the Elephant is Now 50

The Oregon Zoo’s star elephant was born the same year as Tom Cruise and King Abdullah of Jordan. And he gets more cake than either one.

Anders Breivik Biography: New

The Norwegian extremist is currently on trial for the killing of 77 people last July.

Kristen Stewart Meets Jack Kerouac

The film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road is coming to a theater near you. If you live near Cannes. The ads boast Kristen Stewart as one of the stars. The Twilight star is once again torn between two lovers, except this time they pretty much love each other.

Double Dutch Dog!

Yes, it’s a dog jumping rope. Better than you can do it, too.

Jackson Pollock Would Be 100

 Jackson Pollock would have been 100 years old this year, had he not drunkenly flipped his Oldsmobile and died in 1956.

Mickey Rooney for Rainier Beer

The old trouper starred in what was possibly the greatest and strangest beer ad of all time.

Photos of Hip Hop Stars

A simple gallery of some musical greats, from the book Hip Hop Immortals: The Remix.

Hoboes or Movie Stars? You Decide!

Are those men members of the Screen Actors Guild, or are they just unloading old Christmas trees in April?

Michael Cunningham Biography: New!

Remember The Hours?  This is the guy who wrote it. Our new biography of Michael Cunningham is now live.

Mike Wallace: Obituary First Lines

Dogged, merciless, pit bull, grand inquisitor… that’s how the papers are summing up Mike Wallace.

Rachel Maddow Biography: New!

She’s a Rhodes scholar, a volleyball player, and a super-popular TV personality. Our new biography is up and running.

Six Photos From Beyoncé’s Tumblr

Yay! Beyoncé’s on the internet! Here are six great photos of B. from her very own Tumblr (and one more, just because it’s cool).

Han Solo, Disco Dancer

The new Kinect Star Wars video game includes a Galactic Dance Off feature. Now we can see Han Solo do things he was never meant to do.

Herb Ritts Photos in ‘L.A. Style’ Exhibit

A new exhibit at the J. Paul Getty Museum provides photographs from Herb Ritts, known for his black and white nudes and celebrity portraits from the 1980s and ’90s.